Passing The Baton In Burgundy

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Three estates where a changing of generations has seen the wines continue to increase in quality.

  • Jean Grivot Bourgogne | Pinot Noir
  • Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin| Pinot Noir
  • Arnoux-Lachaux Nuits-Saint-Georges | Pinot Noir

Jean Grivot Bourgogne Rouge

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2017

Ripe cherry and raspberry characters with interweaved spices from the oak

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Having moved to Burgundy around 1780, the Grivot family now has six generations of wine-making history from Vosne-Romanée. Mathilde Grivot, the daughter of longtime winemaker Etienne, has recently taken over more and more duties including overseeing a full renovation of the cellars and winery. The modern facilities have allowed a great purity of expression to come through in the recent wines, raising from their already high benchmark set by Etienne. Their humble Bourgogne Rouge comes from old vines within Vosne-Romanée, and truly over-delivers on quality for the appellation. With ripe red berry and cherry characters married against a light herbal and savoury spice flavour, it gives a true insight into the quality of Domaine Grivot.

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Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Ripe red berries with a bright acidity

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Berthaut-Gerbet, led by Amélie Berthaut, was born from the combined of her mother and father’s estates, Domaines Denis Berthaut and François Gerbet. An engraving on the wall in the tasting room truly personifies Amélie’s approach to her winemaking: Rien par force, tout par amour. (nothing by force, all by love). The Berthaut side of family has a long history in Fixin, where this cuvée is drawn from. Often an overlooked village within the north of Burgundy, Fixin can produce wines of mediocre quality yet in the right hands of those such as Amélie Berthaut are able to express delicate yet expressive examples. A blend of four lieu-dits (parcels) planted between 1980 and 1990, the wine sees no new oak and is entirely de-stemmed. These choices in the winery lead to a perfumed and pure-fruited example with generous red berry fruits leaping forth from the glass.

Fixin has long lacked an iconic domaine as its reference point. With the bounds that Berthaut-Gerbet is making that may shortly be a thing of the past.

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Arnoux-Lachaux Nuits-Saint-Georges

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2017

Red fruits with a herbal tinge balanced by an earthy character with a touch of subtle oak spice

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Charles Lachaux represents the sixth generation of the Lachaux family, and one of the most hotly discussed domaines currently. Charles joined the family estate in 2011 and took over full management in 2015. He has studied under the iconic Lalou Bize-Leroy, and it is clearly evident through his ardent work within the vines. Since taking over the domaine, there has been a reduction in the percentage of new oak used with an increase to the amount of whole-bunch fermentation used at the same time. Charles’ belief is that this helps to better express the terroir and individuality of each wine. The Nuits-Saint-Georges is a blend of seven parcels towards the north of the village, and saw 60% whole-bunch fermentation with just 10% new oak. The whole-bunch adds a layer of herbal complexity without dominating the concentration of red fruits on the palate. A terrific insight into the wines which Charles is producing.

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For most wine producing families within Burgundy, it is almost preordained that the children will take over from the parents and that their children will in turn take over from them, and so on and so forth. This changing of the guard for the domaine represents immense pressure, but equally opportunity. This pack represents three incredible examples of two daughters and one son whom have taken their parent’s estates to new heights and are some of the ones to watch currently making some of the most exciting examples of Pinot Noir within Burgundy.

 

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Jean Grivot Bourgogne Rouge

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2017

Ripe cherry and raspberry characters with interweaved spices from the oak

+ Read More

Having moved to Burgundy around 1780, the Grivot family now has six generations of wine-making history from Vosne-Romanée. Mathilde Grivot, the daughter of longtime winemaker Etienne, has recently taken over more and more duties including overseeing a full renovation of the cellars and winery. The modern facilities have allowed a great purity of expression to come through in the recent wines, raising from their already high benchmark set by Etienne. Their humble Bourgogne Rouge comes from old vines within Vosne-Romanée, and truly over-delivers on quality for the appellation. With ripe red berry and cherry characters married against a light herbal and savoury spice flavour, it gives a true insight into the quality of Domaine Grivot.

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Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Ripe red berries with a bright acidity

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Berthaut-Gerbet, led by Amélie Berthaut, was born from the combined of her mother and father’s estates, Domaines Denis Berthaut and François Gerbet. An engraving on the wall in the tasting room truly personifies Amélie’s approach to her winemaking: Rien par force, tout par amour. (nothing by force, all by love). The Berthaut side of family has a long history in Fixin, where this cuvée is drawn from. Often an overlooked village within the north of Burgundy, Fixin can produce wines of mediocre quality yet in the right hands of those such as Amélie Berthaut are able to express delicate yet expressive examples. A blend of four lieu-dits (parcels) planted between 1980 and 1990, the wine sees no new oak and is entirely de-stemmed. These choices in the winery lead to a perfumed and pure-fruited example with generous red berry fruits leaping forth from the glass.

Fixin has long lacked an iconic domaine as its reference point. With the bounds that Berthaut-Gerbet is making that may shortly be a thing of the past.

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Arnoux-Lachaux Nuits-Saint-Georges

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2017

Red fruits with a herbal tinge balanced by an earthy character with a touch of subtle oak spice

+ Read More

Charles Lachaux represents the sixth generation of the Lachaux family, and one of the most hotly discussed domaines currently. Charles joined the family estate in 2011 and took over full management in 2015. He has studied under the iconic Lalou Bize-Leroy, and it is clearly evident through his ardent work within the vines. Since taking over the domaine, there has been a reduction in the percentage of new oak used with an increase to the amount of whole-bunch fermentation used at the same time. Charles’ belief is that this helps to better express the terroir and individuality of each wine. The Nuits-Saint-Georges is a blend of seven parcels towards the north of the village, and saw 60% whole-bunch fermentation with just 10% new oak. The whole-bunch adds a layer of herbal complexity without dominating the concentration of red fruits on the palate. A terrific insight into the wines which Charles is producing.

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